Barbara A. Smith
Barbara A. Smith, age 86, long-time Tomahawk resident, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Barbara was born April 16, 1926 in Harrison, the third of 12 children born to Henry and Wilhelmina (Schoone) Renn. She married LeRoy ‘Todd’ Smith on April 23, 1949 in Harrison; he passed away May 26, 2011.
Barbara worked as a CNA at Sacred Heart Hospital from 1968 – 1971. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, where she volunteered in the Thrift Cellar and was a former member of the choir. She also volunteered with the local chapter of the American Red Cross.
Survivors include: her children, Cathy (Ron) Stange, Rothschild, Robert (Debbie) Smith, Spanaway, WA, Steve (Karen) Smith, Wisconsin Rapids, and Greg (Laurie) Smith, Merrill; brothers, Charles (Arlene) Renn, Tomahawk, John (Estelle) Renn, Harrison, Henry (Hermina) Renn, Appleton, Peter (Kathy) Renn, Harrison, and Paul Renn, Harrison; sisters, Wilhelmina (Gerald) Roberts, Tomahawk, Sister Frances Renn, New Jersey, Isabel (Neal) Olkives, Rib Lake, and Mary (George) Sladek , Merrill. Barbara is further survived by six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Todd, sister Johanna Renn, and brother Hubert ‘Butch’ Renn.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tomahawk. Fr. John Anderson will officiate. The family will receive friends at Krueger Family Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 4–7 p.m., with a Vigil Service to begin at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of Mass at 11 a.m.
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